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Monday Morning Mystery 043012

First Photos of David the Hawk!

Hawk, RS David with small snack for nest cf 42712DSC_0260_crop

Barbara Dilger was kind enough to send along these nifty shots of David the Red-shouldered Hawk, Laura's mate.

To my knowledge, these are the first photos of the male hawk since Stiles dubbed him "David." 

Barbara writes: 

"I went to see the nest Friday and could only see the tail of Laura keeping the baby or babies warm.  So I went over to the CF and got to see the Swallow show and as I was watching the Swallows at the Warden's Watch, I saw David heading over the lake toward the nest with a snack.
" So, I rushed back to the nest to see Laura feeding her young, though I could not see the little ones sitting so deep in the cozy nest." 

Hawk, RS Laura on nest 42712DSC_0313

(Thanks, Barbara!) More pix follow.

Hawk, RS David flying dinner to nest cf 42712DSC_0264_crop

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